WolfPack volleyball wins its 20th match

Clarion Staff Report

A pair of victories in the Milwaukee Area Technical College Triangular on Oct. 22 gave the Madison College volleyball team its first 20-win season since 2017.
That year, the WolfPack went 21-8 and lost in the second round of the NJCAA Region 4 Tournament.
This year’s Region 4 tournament begins on Thursday, Oct. 27, with the championship being on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The sweep in the Milwaukee Area Technical College Triangular ended a three-match losing streak, the team’s longest of the season, and gives them some momentum heading into the tournament.
In the first match, Madison College beat Milwaukee in a back-and-forth match. Milwaukee won the first set, 25-20. The WolfPack won the next two, 25-19 and 25-21, before falling in the fourth set, 25-17. Finally, the decisive set was won by Madison College, 15-10.
MacKenzie Plunkett led the team with 12 kills in the match, while she and Sophia Venne both had five blocks. Daryn Schaefer led the team with 47 assists, while Aubrie Kappes had 16 digs.
Madison College won the second match of the triangular in three sets, but it wasn’t easy. Bryant and Stratton put up a battle, especially in the second set. The WolfPack won, 25-18, 31-29, and 25-22.
Kendall Weisensel led the team with 13 kills and 21 digs, while Schaefer had 31 assists.
The win wrapped up regular-season play for the WolfPack, who finished 20-11 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

Harper College 3, Madison College 1
Strong defensive play wasn’t enough to get Madison College a victory in a four-set loss at Harper College on Oct. 20.
Madison College finished the match with 14 blocks, led by Gabby Hack with a career-high nine blocks.
Tyra Anderson led the team with 11 kills and four aces, while Weisensel had 10 kills and 10 digs. Shaefer led the team with 39 assists and 13 digs.